Stanley E. Hill, age 92, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Park Place Elder Living.
Stan was born July 11, 1930, in rural Trenton, the son of John and Bertha (Christner) Hill. He attended the one room school house at White Oak through the eighth grade. He received his GED at Ft. Leonard Wood Armed Forces Institute. In 1950, Stan enlisted in the United States Army 11th Airborne Division for three years. On December 27, 1950, Stan married Norma Weigert, the couple had six children, and later divorced. He later married Tina Smith on July 18, 1987.
Stan enlisted in the US Army Reserves Co B, 495th Engineer Battalion in 1955, and retired as a Major in 1990. He worked full time for the US Army Reserves as a civil service technician from 1982, until he retired in 1990.
Stan was very active in the Mount Pleasant community, holding several city positions, as well as serving on the volunteer fire department and city council. In 1954, Stan became an officer with Mount Pleasant Police Department. After four years, he was called to work at the Post Office until 1970. Stan was co-chair to create the Avenue of Flags in 1972. He was the first director of the Public Works Department in 1974, holding the position until 1982. Stan was appointed the mayor of Mount Pleasant from 1993 – 1999. He helped to establish the Henry County Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated in 1994. The Henry County Pioneer Cemetery was very important to Stan, he was a chairperson on their committee for 15 years.
Stan was a member of American Legion Post 58 for 66 years and a member of the Faith Lutheran Church since 1964. In his spare time, he played guitar and sang with the Troubadours. Baseball was a passion of Stan’s, he served on the Mount Pleasant Little League Association for 23 years, helping to create the complex we see today.
Stan is survived by his wife Tina; six children, Beverly (Dave) Lundgren of New London, Pamela Parcel of Mount Pleasant, Tom (Sue) Hill of Iowa City, Gerald Hill of Iowa City, Jim (Beth) Hill of Iowa City, David (Susan) Hill of Omaha, NE; three stepchildren Kevin (Kim) Smith of Earlville, John (Ann) Smith of Dubuque, Kristina (Dan) Roth of Galena, IL; 11 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 9 step great grandchildren, 2 great great granddaughters; and sister Melva Sammons of Mount Pleasant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Clint Taylor; step grandson Chad Roth; son-in-law Reggie Parcel; 8 siblings, Lester Hill, Mina Crile, Leola Whitney, Carl Hill, Max Hill, Jay Hill, Kenneth Hill, and Florence Wesley.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at the Faith Lutheran Church. Rev. Michael Scudder will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be at a later date in the Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Faith Lutheran Church, EveryStep Hospice, Avenue of Flags or American Legion Post 58. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Stan and his family. www.powellfuneralhomes